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This recording was originally made for broadcast 6-16-2013 on WZBC's Truth and Justice Radio (truthandjusticeradio.org, wzbc.org). On 6-21-2013 (at Perry's request and with his approval), a corrected recording was added here (correcting four mis-spoken words).
A somewhat related talk by Richard Rodriguez was given at Boston College as keynote to BC’s recent Sesquicentennial Symposium “Migration, Past Present and Future,” organized by BC’s Center for Human Rights and International Justice. BC has a huge Irish presence. Here’s an excerpt from Rodriguez’s keynote: “The Irish were not white when they came to America. They had to earn the designation." He cites Noel Ignatiev’s book, How the Irish Became White (1995). To see or hear that talk, go to bc.edu/bcm and click on the Richard Rodriguez entry on the left.
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